U.S. Supreme Court
Legal Journal Releases Justice Scalia Baseball Card
By Richard Brust
Aug 3, 2011, 09:46 pm CDT
While major league baseball rushes to its pennant races, The Green Bag quarterly legal journal pitches its latest card in the Supreme Court Sluggers series. Released this month is the Justice Antonin Scalia card, with the justice on the cover donning the same hitter’s pose seen on the classic card of 1920s-40s Hall of Fame catcher Rick Ferrell, known as the game’s best knuckleball catcher.
Surrounding Scalia, whose decisions rely on the Constitutional founders, are the iconic drawings of George Washington (wearing the starched collar of famed Athletics manager Connie Mack), James Madison and Alexander Hamilton.
The card was created by artist John A. Sargent III; Green Bag editor-in-chief and George Mason University law professor Ross Davies; and Sluggers editor Craig Rust, a George Mason alum who assembled the daunting list of Scalia’s SCOTUS agate on the flip side. It’s the fourth card in the series, after Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices John Paul Stevens and Arthur Goldberg.
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